West Ham's chances of landing Adam Masina dealt blow as Tottenham join race

Adam Masina of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and FC Internazionale at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on September 19, 2017 in Bologna, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Adam Masina, who was recently linked with West Ham United.

Adam Masina of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and FC Internazionale at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on September 19, 2017 in Bologna, Italy.

Back in September, West Ham sent scouts to have a look at Bologna full-back Adam Masina, according to Tuttomercatoweb, as they seemingly considered potential targets who could strengthen the back line.

Masina has been impressive this season, so it would be no surprise if the Irons still had some interest in the 23-year-old, who has helped the Serie A side put themselves seventh in the top flight.

Adam Masina of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and FC Crotone at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 4, 2017 in Bologna, Italy.

However, could their potential hopes of landing the former Italy under-21 international have now been dealt a blow with the Daily Mirror now reporting that Tottenham and Sevilla both want Masina?

Masina has just 18 months left on his contract, according to the Mirror, so he could be available for a smaller fee than a player of his quality and potential may normally command.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017 in London, England.

With that in mind, both Spurs and Sevilla are surely likely to think that pursuing a move for Masina comes with little risk - even if he only proves to be an understudy for their respective first-choice left-backs. 

And with both sides able to offer Masina Champions League football and with West Ham currently looking as if they are facing a fight to stay in the Premier League this term, it seems that the Hammers may struggle to put themselves near the front of the queue - unless they suggest that Masina is most likely to enjoy regular first-team football if he heads to the London Stadium, and that is ultimately what appeals to the left-back.

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